260. Stephen T. Logan (William H. Herndon Interview).
Octr. 5th 1866
Says that most of the original settlers that emigrated from Va to Ky crossed the Cumberland Mountain — sold waggons at foot of the Mountains — packed horses &c —
Crab Orchard is in Lincoln Co Ky —
Says further that Holland lies when he says that Clay snubbed Lincoln — was cold & aristocratic &c. and that L opposed Clay on that account.
367Spgfd Ills had a meeting including the Members of the Legislature who wrote to Lincoln at Washington — or saw him in person & as it were instructed him to go for Taylor — The reason & only reason was that Clay could not be Elected and that Taylor could &c. Clay was in principal the only choice of the whigs of Ills. — That Taylor was their policy man
Library of Congress: Herndon-Weik Collection. Manuscript Division. Library of Congress. Washington, D.C. 2693; Huntington Library: LN2408, 2:208 — 9